2023 AWSI Recap

AWSI Board Sports Expo 2023 Was A Huge Success! A large number of participants took part in outdoor gear demos, network opportunities, brand presentations and promo parties. F-One and Manera were stoked to be a part of this annual event.

AWSI 2023 – Photographer Toby Bromwich

The Association of Wind + Watersports Industries (AWSI) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to representing Windsurf, Kiteboarding, Wing, Foil and Stand Up Paddle Board companies in the outdoor sports world. Our top goal is to bring retailers and manufacturers together in the most efficient and economical way possible.

AWSI promotes and organizes events that fit the needs and desires of the industries we represent. AWSI events include our annual Boards Sports Expo and seminars designed around increasing awareness on retail knowledge and tech in the industry, instructor/school certification, safety, world tours, and contests.

AWSI 2023 – Photographer Toby Bromwich

We are proud of our team winning multiple awards. Moona Whyte took both Female Wing Foil and Kite Athlete of the year, and Chris Macdonald wins, yet again, Male Wing Foil Athlete of the year!

With Chris abroad competing on the GWA circuit, his mother Nicole gracefully accepted his award in his honor.

This event was also a fantastic way to welcome Moona and Keahi to our team! Fresh off a trip to Fiji, Moona Whyte and Keahi De Aboitz shared their thoughts on some of the F-One gear that had them gravitate to F-One as a new sponsor.

Furthermore, we were grateful to have most of our team, from near and far, join us to support both the F-One and Manera brands! From France to Hawaii and everywhere in between, it was awesome having input and support from our team members.

We were also able to present new gear and products from both Manera and F-One. One of our most exciting additions to arrive to the Manera line is the upcoming Downwind Vest.

To top it all off, we were fortunate to have Raphael Salles, founder of F-One, join us. Since the brand’s inception, Raphael has been the driving force behind F-One and the products we produce. As we grow and expand, Raphael remains very much at the helm, steering the ship forwards on our journey of constant development and improvement.

We look forward to next year!

AWSI 2023 – Photographer Toby Bromwich & Nico Osterman